[Marxism] Documentary on state repression at public universities in Colombia

Ma Chetera missmachetera at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 12:07:31 MDT 2009


Ah, fall.  The beginning of the university year.  New classes.  New  
students.  New professors.  New ideas.  Death threats.  Disappearance.  
Murder.

Welcome to Colombian public university, where for at least the last  
ten years, the Colombian armed forces and paramilitaries associated  
with the (U.S. puppet) government of Álvaro Uribe and that of Pastrana  
before him, have been rolling tanks, harassing, threatening and even  
killing students who dare to express their opposition to the regime.   
Meanwhile Colombian corporate media and politicians mock dissenting  
students who as a result, wish to conceal their identity and the  
universities quietly hand the government the databases it desires.

The link which follows will take you to a video documentary (in 3  
consecutive parts) which includes eyewitness accounts from the  
besieged Colombian university students.  The contrast between the  
story these students tell and that which is presented by the media  
subservient to Uribe couldn't be clearer.  The documentary was  
translated and subtitled by, naturally, the Tlaxcala global network   
of translators for linguistic diversity.  Please redistribute it  
everywhere.

http://www.tlaxcala.es/detail_artistes.asp?lg=&reference=359

http://machetera.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/colombian-public-universities-as-a-laboratory-for-state-repression/


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